- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
buttermilk leche de tigre / radish / local seaweeds
Black Barley Risotto
fermented black garlic / tea wheat grass / fiscalini cheese crisp
candied yolk shavings / strauss cream
Because of last minute edicts from our betters, we were unable to dine OUTSIDE at Kali's for our Thanksgiving Repast. But, we did pick up our dinners from the restaurant and enjoyed the meal at our home. It was, as always, wonderful, delicious, innovative, and satisfying for everyone.
Don't get their prefixed menu. You could order more from the menu and just share. For the price of just one prefixed meal.
I enjoyed the seasonal tasting menu with wine pairing. As always, everything was delicious and interesting. This was the first time I'd had their duck egg scramble with shaved black truffles. The eggs were perfectly cooked with chopped chives and had a velvety mouthfeel against the rich umami of the truffles. Luckily, they had just received some local Spiny lobster, which was served in place of the traditional fish course. Decadent! I've always loved the bread service at Kali, but the latest housemade sourdough with cultured butter was heaven; could have been a meal in itself! The wine pairings were tastefully selected and elevated the flavors of each dish. Service was friendly, attentive and everyone on the staff was adhering to current safety guidelines. Dinner was so delightful that I came back the next day for Thanksgiving day take out. That was awesome as well, but I'll save that for another review. Kali is one of LA's best restaurants, which is why they earned a Michelin Star and are regularly featured on Eater's list of 38 best. Restaurants need our support now more than ever. I look forward to returning to Kali as soon as possible.
Absolutely fantastic food and service. We will be back!!! Highly deserved Michelin star.
Best restaurant in town! Chef Kevin is brilliant at his culinary creations.
Fantastic food, exceptional service. Sea urchin pasta and barley risotto were my favorites but everything was prepared to perfection. It's really great to be able to still enjoy food of this quality in a safe environment (tables were really spread out and there were a lot of thoughtful details that showed that the management is really careful about protecting servers and customers from the virus). Highly recommended.
Terrific farm to table cuisine! One of the best in all of LA!
The food was good but not out of this world. Salad was supposed to have fresh housemade ricotta with vegetables and there was 99% vegetables and probably a dime sized amount of ricotta. Squash soup was the highlight. The half duck was not tender enough. Overall good meal and atmosphere but not special place
Can’t wait to take all girl here to try on dry age duck yummm
Fantastic experience. Michael was our server who was a great fit for the restaurant and our time. You guys did a fantastic job of curating an outdoor experience. Thanks
Having a friend come into town I wanted to treat him to a good meal. It was also the first time my Fiancée and I were able to go out and treat ourselves. The bill was over 300$ and we had gotten a few items off the menu. Hamachi not seasoned, black cod was sent out raw on the inside, Duck was undercooked sent back to up cook and then comes out raw again! Uni pasta was not al dente. With no manager approaching the table also didn’t make the situation better. We will not be recommending this spot. Having a star we expected better service and quality food..
Once again, we had a ridiculously great meal. This night could not have been any better. My first dinner here was just after they reopened and were doing the tasting menu. The aged duck was absolutely amazing. I was able to have the tasting menu is when I came this time and it is out of this world fantastic.
One of the best meals we have had all year. Great arched that went to speak to every table. Great floor manager great service staff. Our evening was purely perfect.
Trust me I tried a lot of different places in L.A and this place is one of my top 3 ... you know how Frenchs can be picky with food ;-) so trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Great food, great service, great people working there,
A lovely, thoughtful and delicious experience! From start to finish! Just go... you won’t regret it! If you do it’s you-not them! Lol
We shared the grilled avacado, fish and duck. One thing was better than another. Everything just melted in your mouth. Haven't been to a restaurant with such perfect food in a long time. Wait staff is fantastic. Other restaurants of this caliber the staff can be rather put-offish...these were warm and welcoming. I have already recommended to several people.
Servers were very nice and attentive but the manager was horrible. No respect for customers and demands more tip.
The food here is ridiculously good and our the service team is not warm and friendly but also quite helpful with recommendations for dinner orders. This place is an incredible dinning experience that you can't miss out on.
Food was outstanding. Service was attentive. What bothered me was seeing the chef walking around tables to greet guests whiteout wearing a mask at the end of the evening and the red wine temperature. They keep red wines in the fridge and serving temperature is way too cold. We had to ask for a room temperature bottle that we later slightly chilled.
Really amazing experience that brings fine dining outside in a safe manner in the new normal. Food and service were impeccable. Highly recommended the black cod dish!
We had a wonderful experience during outdoor dining at Kali. The service was attentive, sweet, and safe. We celebrated my birthday and the staff remembered without reminders. Food was phenomenal!
The best meal we have had in many months. Everything was perfect!
Great restaurant with delicious and interesting food.
The service and food was spectacular!
Love Kali, they did such a good job with the outdoor set up. Delicious as alwaya
The food was amazing but the rib eye was a bit fatty/chewy. Our server was awesome! Pre made drinks... interesting.
Delicious food and very affordable for a Michelin starred restaurant. Fine dining without the pretentious atmosphere. I was impressed by each course meal and the drinks. The servers are super knowledgeable about the menu and wines. The owner was also very friendly and helpful as well. I could see him assisting his staff whenever possible and he treated us very kindly. Definitely will be coming back.
I have been dining here since it opened and the deliciousness of the food has never ceased to amaze me. The food is full of flavor and are always on point. Chef Meehan always brings it and if you get to chit chat with him he makes your dining experience so much funner.
Holy cow the meringue gelato is everything. Best dessert I’ve ever had.
Pasta is a bit undercooked....
We ‘ve dined at Kali twice, both times during dineLA and the food was amazing each time. Our favorite is the gelato dessert with the cured egg yolks on top! Please keep it on the menu :) The service was wonderful, we even paired our dinner with fabulous wines on the recommendation of the sommelier/ owner. They upheld safety standards and reminded people to wear masks when not at the table. Overall, I’d say Kali is one of my favorite restaurants in LA.
DineLA was a great deal for items that's usually on their menu! Loved the tomato & berries burrata, sea urchin pasta, and black cod. All the desserts were amazing too.
Food and the wait staff were excellent! Definitely will go again when it is safe to dine inside.
Another outstanding dinner at Kali. They keep their guests safe while offering their traditional Michelin Star dining.
The food and wine were excellent! Ambience was really nice too!
The food was absolute delicious and flavor was consistent. My 3 other friends were wow'd as well, especially the birthday girl! You gave her a cake with a candle and we sang happy birthday to her. It was really special for her.
Thank you for the delicious food, the ambiance, and the service was impeccable! Super grateful and satisfied!
The food and service are outstanding. The outside patio created to accommodate the COVID-19 indoor restaurant closures was lovely and the tables were appropriately spaced to meet the guidelines. This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time.
Great food and atmosphere !
Amazing food and service. They kept the social distance and all safety requirements with COVID-19.
This was an incredible dining experience.
Kali offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 871-4160.
Kali is rated 4.7 stars by 871 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.